Yu Kids Island Hawthorn Mall: An Indoor Interactive Playground and Birthday Party Destination | Libertyville Area Moms

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Written by:
Yu Kids Island and Guest Author Hailey Yetman

Have you seen the expansion at Yu Kids Island? After being in the mall for over 5 years it was time to for a change! Come on in and see what all the fuss is about, from 2 new 100% private party rooms- there’s ALWAYS a great deal to catch! Their friendly faces will not only help coordinate your party but cater to your guests needs. Here at Yu Kids they know that every child is truly something wonderful. They also have new a new building block area too!


Book Your Next Birthday Party!

Yu Kids Island is more than an indoor playground. Not only does your child benefit from playing at this unique Japanese playground- they are learning. Your child will discover new things in a stimulating environment while you can trust that the padded down equipment will help them grow. Book your next Birthday Party at Yu Kids Island today!



Guest Author: Hailey Yetman

Yu Kids Island at Hawthorn Mall is your one stop shop for indoor fun. Whether you are trying to escape the crazy Chicago weather, let your kids run and jump out some leftover energy (while staying in a safe environment), or planning your tots next birthday party that is guaranteed to please kids of all ages, Yu Kids Island at Hawthorn Mall is your golden ticket.




Fun & safe indoor play area: All kids 48 inches and under are allowed to play at Yu Kids Island.  The equipment is padded and there are multiple play zones for kids of all ages.  Not to mention the play space is bright and inviting, making it fun for kids and adults alike.


Space for older kids and younger kids: All too often play places do not have designated areas for younger kids to play.  Yu Kids Island is fantastic for this.  They have a separate area for kids who are younger with balls and balloons as well as a new area with foam building blocks. The bigger children can play on the playground, merry-go-round, bounce house and slides.


Clean: This place is pristine! Every time we are there, someone is wiping down the play areas, cleaning the counter tops, and making sure kids are wearing socks while playing.


A place for adults: At the new Yu Kids Island in Hawthorn Mall, there is a space designated for moms, dads, and all caregivers. The kids are safe in the play space, while the adults are able to sit along the perimeter at a counter with comfortable stools and free wi-fi!  You can allow your brain and body to relax while knowing your kids are safe and happy playing.


Birthday Parties: The new and updated space at Hawthorn Mall allows for two birthday parties at a time. The rooms are clean and well maintained.  You can sit back and relax while knowing the staff will be helping you every step of the way with your little one’s fiesta.


Tips:  *Bring your socks, but if you forget you can purchase some there! *Check out their many events, field trips, specials, membership opportunities and rates for Mom Groups!

Mom Tip from Hailey:

We have a marble jar in our house that we use as a reward system. When my children are doing something kind, making a good decision, helping others out, etc, we put marbles in their jar. On the other hand when they have made a questionable decision, are not listening, or hurting someone’s feelings, we take marbles out of the jar. One the jar is full, they get to pick a fun activity to do. More often than not, they choose to go to Yu Kids Island, their favorite play place!


Website: yukidschicago.com

Location: 122 Hawthorn Center #401, Vernon Hills, Illinois 60048 (located outside of the old Carson Pirie Scott near Motherhood Maternity)

Phone: 847-680-3800

Hours: Open 7 days a week. Monday – Saturday 10am – 7pm and Sunday 11am – 6pm

Exclusive Discount for LAM:
2 large pizzas free and $25 off when you book your birthday party! *Not to be combined with any other offer. Mention code LAM1

$3 off per child when you purchase general admission play. *Not to be combined with any other offer. Mention code LAM2

Pricing and Specials: Pricing differs depending on days and time. Please check the Yu Kids Island website for pricing and specials.

Stroller Friendly: YES! There is stroller parking right outside the entrance.

Food: Small snacks and drinks available

*This post is sponsored by Yu Kids Island

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